Friday, March 12, 2010

Mississippi school is canceling the high school prom to prevent a gay couple from attending

I heard about this on the CBS Early Show today. I read about on AOL's gay blog.

It seems that every year about this time, we hear of teens not being allowed to participate in proms due to their being gay. At one time it was blacks, then it was interracial couples and now the gays are the target of school administrators.

It seems that a Mississippi high school is canceling their annual prom in order to prevent the gay couple's attendance. The student is suing the school district, and well she should. Schools have to accept the fact that heterosexual students are not the only students who are served in schools. Gay students have parents who pay taxes and have the fundamental right, via freedom of expression, to attend proms.

I do not know what the outcome will be - perhaps a compromise - that is, two proms, one for gays and one for others - hmmmmm - can you say segregation?????

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